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  • Watching the sunrise as you take part in a guided Tai Chi practice on board the boat in Ha Long Bay.
  • Exploring lush rice fields, rural villages, and the palaces and pagodas of the Imperial Citadel.
  • Swimming in the warm coastal waters in Mui Ne, with a backdrop of enormous red and white sand dunes.

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Your Itinerary In Brief

Marvel at Vietnam’s staggering natural beauty and rich history. Begin your journey in Hanoi, with its maze of streets in the Old Quarter, and Long Bien market, renowned as one of the prettiest in the world.

 

Visit rural villages and learn how to make rice paper with a family, delight in the idyllic setting of the Van Long nature reserve, and cruise around the islets on Ha Long Bay.

 

You’ll be treated to a traditional performance by Cham dancers in Hoi An, before heading on to Hue to see the incredible Imperial Citadel and Thai Hoa Palace.

 

Enjoy quiet moments of reflection in Hue’s ancient pagodas and Ho Chi Minh’s Notre Dame Cathedral

 

Choose to end your tour with a beach trip to Mui Ne, renowned for its enormous sand dunes and crystal waters.

 

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10 Nights

Day 1: Arrival in Hanoi

Day 2: Hanoi – Hanoi inside – Old quarter on foot 

Day 3: Hanoi - Ninh Binh - Van Long Nature Reserve

Day 4: Ninh Binh - Ha Long Bay

Day 5: Ha Long Bay - Hanoi - Da Nang - Hoi An

Day 6: Hoi An

Day 7: Hoi An - Hue

Day 8: Hue

Day 9: Hue - Ho Chi Minh City – City tour 

Day 10: Ho Chi Minh City - Mekong Delta/Ben Tre

Day 11: Ho Chi Minh City - Departure

 

Mui Ne Beach Extension

4 Nights

Day 1-10: As above

Day 11: Ho Chi Minh City - Mui Ne

Day 12, 13 & 14: Mui Ne

 

Day 15: Mui Ne - Ho Chi Minh City - Departure

 

6 nights

Day 1-10: As above

Day 11: Ho Chi Minh City - Mui Ne

Day 12, 13, 14, 15 & 16: Mui Ne

Day 17: Mui Ne - Ho Chi Minh City - Departure

Your Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival in Hanoi

Arrival at Noi Bai International Airport, where you'll be met by your tour guide and transferred to your hotel in the city centre (check-in from 2 pm onwards).

 

Overnight in Hanoi.

 

Optional: Massage at Sen Garden and Spa – Private VIP room (1 person/room) – transfer with driver.

 

DAY 2: HANOI

After breakfast at your hotel, set off for a half-day exploring the key highlights of the city. Visit the complex dedicated to Ho Chi Minh, the nation’s founder and affectionately known to the Vietnamese as 'Uncle Ho'.

 

Your first stop will be historic Ho Chi Minh’s Mausoleum, an imposing monument built to serve as the final resting place of Uncle Ho.

 

Continue walking through the beautiful botanical garden of the Presidential Palace to visit Uncle Ho’s humble house, styled after a rural Vietnamese stilt house, reflecting his simple lifestyle. Visit the One Pillar Pagoda, built in 1049, which resembles a lotus blossom.

 

Next up is the Temple of Literature, the first university in Vietnam. Constructed in the 11th century, this stunning temple is a rare example of traditional Vietnamese architecture. Enjoy lunch in a restaurant.

 

Hanoi's Old Quarter, known simply as the 36 Streets, is a must-see. Dating back to the 13th century, explore the maze of backstreets, some of which are only wide enough for one person.

 

Walk around Dong Xuan Market, and continue to O Quan Chuong, the only one of the five gates that once surrounded Thang Long citadel.

 

If time permits, visit Long Bien market under the bridge of the same name, renowned for being one of the prettiest in the world. 

 

Overnight in Hanoi.

Day 3-4: Hanoi - Ninh Binh - Ha Long Bay

Morning departure from downtown Hanoi for a scenic drive to Ninh Binh, famous for amazing karst mountains, misty caves, and historical relics. Travel past lush rice fields and abundant fruit farms along the banks of the Red River Delta.

 

Make a stop at a rural village and visit the local market. Meet a local family and learn how to make rice paper in the traditional way. You'll be treated to a special lunch of rice noodles and fresh produce, before bidding farewell to the villages, and making your way to Ninh Binh. After checking in to your hotel, you'll have the afternoon free cycle around and chat with the locals.

 

Continue your drive to Ninh Binh, hop on your bike, and take a gentle ride through more villages. Afterwards, a rowing boat will take you to the Van Long Nature Reserve (the Van Long Biological Conservation Area), an exceptional natural site. The trip will last around 1 1/2 hours, giving you the perfect opportunity to take in the serene natural atmosphere with karstic rocks emerging from the water, and birds flocking at the water's edge. Spend the rest of your day at leisure in your hotel.

 

Overnight in Ninh Binh.

 

DAY 4: NINH BINH - HA LONG BAY

After breakfast at your hotel, you'll be driven for approx. 4 hours to Ha Long Bay. Embark on a boat, where a welcome lunch will be provided, and cruise around the islands and islets in the bay. Dinner on board. In the evening, the night fishing service is available on request.

Overnight on board.

 

Please note:

- This itinerary is subject to change due to boat availability or weather condition.

- Only services of in-house English-speaking guide on boat available.

Day 5-6: Ha Long Bay – Hanoi – Da Nang – Hoi An

In the morning, watch the sunrise and practice Tai Chi on the sundeck. Sail through the bay while having breakfast, passing rocks and islets, caves and the fishing villages. Disembark around 11 am / 11: 30 am. Transfer directly to Noi Bai Airport, for the flight to Da Nang. On arrival, meet your guide and transfer to your hotel, with the afternoon free to spend at your leisure.

Overnight in Hoi An.

 

DAY 6: HOI AN

After breakfast, your guide will pick you up to visit My Son Sanctuary, Holy Land of the Champa Kingdom. If time permits, visit a local fish market, and village where the famous nuoc mam (fermented fish sauce) is produced. Arrive at My Son Sanctuary in good time to enjoy a traditional performance by Cham dancers. Visit a group of ruined Hindu temple ruins and remains in the My Son Valley, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Lunch in a restaurant.

 

In the afternoon, walk around the town of Hoi An and its harbour. Follow narrow streets lined with houses of Chinese, Japanese, French and European architecture and visit the many sights: the 400-year-old Japanese Bridge, the Phuc Kien Meeting Room, and the local fish market.

 

In the town, visit art galleries and traditional tailors' producing made-to-measure garments. Visit a craftsman’s house in the old districts, where you'll learn about the history and process of lantern-making.

Overnight in Hoi An.

Day 7: Hoi An - Hue

Day 7: Hoi An - Hue

Breakfast at your hotel, followed by the morning free to relax at the pool or on the beach. Explore the city where you'll find local artisans and tailor-made clothes at fair prices. You may wish to go to An Bang beach, located 4km east of the Old Town of Hoi An, which is very quiet with few visitors.

 

In the afternoon, meet at your hotel at 1:00 pm. You'll be driven to Hue. En route, cross the Hai Van pass which offers a superb view over the central coast and the Lang Co beach. Stop at An Bang fishing village, known as the 'City of Ghosts' after the elaborate ancestral tombs. Arrival in Hue, where you'll have free time to explore.

Overnight in Hue.

 

DAY 8: HUE

Breakfast at your hotel, then take the road to visit the Thanh Toan bridge. Returning to the city centre, you'll visit the Imperial Citadel, a World Heritage Site, including Hat Tower, Ngo Mon Gate, and Thai Hoa Palace.

 

Hue is the capital of Buddhism in Vietnam, with more than 20 300-year-old pagodas and hundreds of temples from the 19th century. Visit a historic hilltop pagoda with magnificent views.

 

After strolling around the pagoda, have a cup of tea and meet the BUddhist nuns, learning more about their daily life and charitable works. Take part in a prayer ceremony for a good life, and eat a vegetarian lunch made from natural ingredients.

 

In the afternoon, tour An Hien Garden House, originally the residence of Emperor Duc Duc’s 18th daughter. Continue your visit to Thien Mu pagoda, one of the oldest places of worship in Hue. Finish your day with a boat trip on Perfume River, relax and enjoy the beautiful scenery. Return to your hotel after the tour.

Overnight in Hue.

Day 9: Hue - Ho Chi Minh City

Breakfast at your hotel, and transfer to the airport for your flight to Ho Chi Minh. On arrival, your guide and driver will take you to your hotel to drop off your luggage (rooms are available from 2 pm). You'll visit the Reunification Palace, Notre Dame Cathedral, the colonial districts and the Ben Thanh Market.

 

Optional: Motorbike tour (with professional driver) and dinner with a local family (extra fee).

Overnight in Ho Chi Minh.

 

DAY 10: HO CHI MINH - MEKONG DELTA/BEN TRE

Set off for a day exploring Ben Tre province, the gateway to the Delta, by a charming Apricot Boat which has a traditional riverboat style. The slow journey has great views of beautiful natural landscape filled by tropical fruit farms and rice paddies.

 

Excursions on the shore include the home of a fruit farmer, the owner of a family-run business where coconuts are used to make candies and crafts.

 

Travel on the narrow village lanes by traditional tuk-tuk or bicycle, passing canals and orchards. Take a trip in a traditional rowing boat along the network of narrow canals typical of the Mekong Delta.

 

Lunch on Mekong Delta specialities at the peaceful Apricot Riverside restaurant and then head back to Ho Chi Minh City.

Overnight in Ho Chi Minh.

 

DAY 11: HO CHI MINH CITY - DEPARTURE

After breakfast, relax before you check out AT your hotel (check-out time is 12 pm) and head to the airport for your return flight home.

Mui Ne Extension in 4 or 6 Nights

Breakfast at your hotel, and enjoy free time to see Ho Chi Minh before your transfers to Mui Ne for your seaside stay. 

 

Famous for its enormous red and white sand dunes, Mui Ne has a pretty stretch of coastline and a charming original fishing village. Visit the Hoi Tinh pagoda, sun yourself on the beach, and swim in the clear waters. The area is renowned for excellent kitesurfing and watersports.


Overnight in Mui Ne.

 

DAY 12 TO 14 / DAY 12 TO 16: MUI NE

Enjoy free time at the beach and enjoy the hotel's facilities.

Overnight in Mui Ne.

 

DAY 15 / DAY 17: MUI NE - HO CHI MINH

Enjoy breakfast at your hotel, with free time to relax until you transfer to Tan Son Nhat Airport, Ho Chi Minh for the return flight (the route takes about 5 hours).

Important note: the departure flight from Saigon must be after 4 pm.

Your Hotels

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Maximum room capacity

Throughout your tour, you'll be accommodated in the following Superior (4*) or Deluxe (4* and 5*) hotels (or similar), as per your chosen offer:

 

Superior (4*)

  • Hanoi: Acoustic Hotel 4* (or similar)
  • Ninh Binh: Ninh Binh Hidden Charm Hotel & Resort 4* (or similar)
  • Ha Long Bay: Paradise Sails cruise (or similar)
  • Hue: Thanh Lich Royal Boutique Hotel 4* (or similar)
  • Hoi An: Mulberry Collection Silk Marina Hotel 4* (or similar)
  • Ho Chi Minh: Harmony Saigon 4* (or similar)
  • Mui Ne: Terracotta 4* (or similar) 

 

Deluxe (4* and 5*) 

  • Hanoi: Melia Hanoi Hotel 5* (or similar)
  • Ninh Binh: Aravinda Resort 4* (or similar)
  • Ha Long Bay: Indochine Cruise 5* (or similar)
  • Hue: Pilgrimage Village Resort 5* (or similar) 
  • Hoi An: Little Riverside Hotel 5* (or similar)
  • Ho Chi Minh: La Vela Saigon Hotel 5* (or similar)
  • Mui Ne: Aroma Beach Resort & Spa 4* (or similar)

Your Dining Choices

Breakfast is included on Day 2, 3, 4, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10 and 11, with a brunch included on Day 5

 

Lunches are included on Day 2, 3, 4, 6, 8 and 10, with dinner on Day 4.

 

The beach extension in Mui Ne is based on a Bed and Breakfast stay.

Your Journey

Flights:

You may choose from Economy, Premium or Business class flights on sectors that they operate, at the next stage of the booking process.

 

The flights included are with either a scheduled or no-frills airline and are subject to live availability and prices can change. You can choose your preferred departure times during the booking process. Please select your flight options carefully as departure and arrival airports may differ.

Transfers:

Tour transport and inter-hotel transfers are included as per your itinerary. 

Transfers: Transfers are included in air-conditioned vehicles with a private driver throughout. Domestic flights are also included from Hanoi - Da Nang and from Hue - Ho Chi Minh City, including airport taxes, 10 kg of hand luggage and 23 kg of checked luggage.

Your Destinations

Hanoi

Year on year Vietnam is becoming a more popular holiday destination as people start to discover all that this beautiful and fascinating country has to offer. The attraction of a holiday to Vietnam is evident when you consider its unique cultural and historical heritage set in an unspoilt, diverse and engaging landscape. 

 

Whilst Vietnam is an extraordinary country to explore, an increasing number of tourists are going simply to relax; with over 3,000km of coastline, stunning white sand beaches and a number of luxury resorts.

Ho Chi Minh

Ho Chi Minh, also known as Saigon, is a symbol of the Vietnam War, witnessed at the War Remnants Museum, the Cu Chi tunnels and the Independence Palace. Take a tour of the local market "Ben Thanh", where there is a multitude of stalls, and be amazed by the nature of the Zoo & Botanical Garden, a reserve that protects elephants, tigers and very rare orchids.

In More Detail

Please find practical information about your trip
This tour is not accessible to people with reduced mobility.

Pets are not allowed.
Our price doesn't include any additional taxes which may be payable locally.

Price includes:

  • Accommodation in Superior (4*) or Deluxe (4* and 5*) hotels as per itinerary, depending on chosen offer
  • Meals as per itinerary
  • Transfers in a private air-conditioned car
  • All entry fees and boat fees as per itinerary
  • Sharing boat in Ha Long Bay, with English-speaking guide on shared basis on boat only
  • Private English-speaking local guide for each step
  • Government taxes and service charges.
  • Internal flight, economy class (1 x 23 kg of checked baggage, 1 x 10 kg hand luggage, Hanoi – Da Nang, Hue – Ho Chi Minh)
  • Optional beach extension in Mui Ne

 

Price doesn't include:

  • Drinks and surcharge for special requests on foods and meals
  • Entrance fees, guide service during free time and other personal expenses
  • RT-PCR test fees and all fees relating to COVID-19 treatment
  • Surcharge for public holidays (if any)
  • Travel insurance
  • Guide for beach holidays
  • Gratuities
  • Visa entry to Vietnam
  • All other services not mentioned in itinerary

If booking as a single traveller, room occupancy is not guaranteed. You may be placed in either a single, double or twin room, based on the availability of the property at the time. 

The location shown on our map is to be used as a guide only and the actual location of the property may differ.

Your contact details may be passed on to the hotel so that they can make contact with you to discuss your booking in advance of your arrival.

You may be asked to provide a credit/debit card deposit on arrival to cover any purchases made in the hotel.

Although we endeavour to provide up to date information we cannot guarantee that all hotel facilities and services will be available during your stay, especially when travelling out of the main holiday periods.

Star rating standards may differ to that of the UK, depending on the country of travel.

 

Please note that due to the current situation, any information mentioned is subject to change or adaptation.

We strongly recommend that you contact the hotel three days before your departure to keep you informed of the latest changes and information.

You can also refer to our FAQ section to find more information on the development of the situation.

We suggest that you keep informed of the latest regulations in force:

 In the UK via the corresponding link: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/travel-advice-novel-coronavirus

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If you book a package which includes flights, your contract will be with Voyage Privé. The air holiday package(s) shown are ATOL protected by the Civil Aviation Authority. Our ATOL number is 10170.

If you book a package which does not include flights, then ATOL protection does not apply. Your contract will be with the provider of the accommodation and not Voyage Privé. Voyage Privé acts only as agent for the accommodation provider.

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